Munro Project

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The purpose of this project is to share and verify information among those interested in the Monroe families from the upper Cape Fear valley of central North Carolina. The site includes original documents -- wills, estate records, letters, census data -- and compiled genealogical information on five primary families:

John Munro, (ca. 1700-bef. 1784) and his sons, Patrick, Daniel and Malcolm. John may have been the immigrant ancestor of all Cape Fear Monroes and these following families descended from his sons.
Dugald Monroe and Jane Cameron, their son J. Peter Munroe and other children
Duncan Munroe (1786-1860) and Nancy Tedder, their son, John Anthony Monroe(1810-1893) and others
John Munroe (d. 1841) and wife, Sarah, their son Neill Munroe (1790-1851) and other children
Malcolm Monroe (1773-1859) and Margaret Black, and their seven children

These families were from the area originally comprising Cumberland County, but now in parts of Moore, Hoke, Harnette, Lee and Robeson counties. As the United States grew, these families and their descendants spread westward. Malcolm, and five of his seven children, relocated to Talladega (now Clay) County, Alabama in 1842. Many descendants live there today. Following the Civil War, other parts of the family moved on to Texas, with many relatives today in west Texas or the Gulf Coast area. From the available records, John Anthony moved his family to Alabama along with Malcolm, living, for a time, in the same community. He later moved on to Louisiana, where much of his family is today.